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North Anatolian Fault
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The North Anatolian Fault and slip magnitudes of earthquakes in the 20th century
The North Anatolian Fault (NAF) () is an active right-lateral strike-slip fault in northern Anatolia which runs along the transform boundary between the Eurasian Plate and the Anatolian Plate. The fault extends westward from a junction with the East Anatolian Fault at the Karliova Triple Junction in eastern Turkey, across northern Turkey and into the Aegean Sea for a length of 1500 kilometers."The North Anatolian Fault is a 1,500-kilometer-long east-west trending fault that runs across most of Turkey." The Earth Magazine web site It runs about 20 km south of Istanbul.The North Anatolian Fault is similar in many ways to the San Andreas Fault in California. Both are continental transforms with similar lengths and slip rates. The Sea of Marmara near Istanbul is an extensional basin similar to the Salton Trough in California, where a releasing bend in the strike-slip system creates a pull-apart basin.

Significant earthquakes

{{see also|List of earthquakes in Turkey}}Since the disastrous 1939 Erzincan earthquake, there have been seven earthquakes measuring over 7.0 in magnitude,USGS Worldwide Earthquake List.weblink each happening at a point progressively further west.JOURNAL, Progressive failure on the North Anatolian fault since 1939 by earthquake stress triggering, R. S., Stein, Ross Stein, A. A., Barka, Aykut Barka, J. H., Dieterich, 1997, Geophysical Journal International, 128, 3, 594–604, 10.1111/j.1365-246x.1997.tb05321.x, Seismologists studying this pattern believe that each earthquake may trigger the next.WEB,weblink Earthquake Storms, Horizon (BBC TV series), Horizon, April 1, 2003, 2007-05-02, By analyzing the stresses along the fault caused by each large earthquake, they were able to predict the shock that hit the town of İzmit with devastating effect in August 1999. It is thought that the chain is not complete, and that an earthquake will soon strike further west along the fault – perhaps near the heavily populated city of Istanbul.(File:Anatolian Plate.png|thumb|The North Anatolian and neighbouring faults covering most of Turkey|320px){| class="wikitable"! Event! Moment magnitude! Casualties
1939 Erzincan earthquake>1939 Erzincan| 7.8| 32,700+ dead and 100,000+ injured
1942 Niksar–Erbaa earthquake>1942 Niksar–Erbaa| 7.0| ~3,000 dead
1943 Tosya–Ladik earthquake>1943 Tosya–Ladik| 7.2| 2,824 dead
1944 Bolu–Gerede earthquake>1944 Bolu–Gerede| 7.2| 3,959 dead
1949 Karlıova earthquake>1949 Karlıova| 6.7| 320 dead
1951 KurÅŸunlu earthquake>1951 KurÅŸunlu| 6.9| 50 dead and 3,354 injured
1957 Abant earthquake>1957 Abant| 7.1| 52 dead
1966 Varto earthquake>1966 Varto| 6.9| 2,394 dead and 1,489 injured
1967 Mudurnu earthquake>1967 Mudurnu Valley| 7.1| 86 dead, 332 injured
1992 Erzincan earthquake>1992 Erzincan| 6.7| 498+ dead and 2,000+ injured
1999 Ä°zmit earthquake>1999 Ä°zmit| 7.6| 17,118+ dead and 43,953+ injured
1999 Düzce earthquake>1999 Düzce| 7.2| 845+ dead and 4,948 injured

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